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Subeschar culture using a punch instrument in unstageable wounds

Archives of Plastic Surgery 2020년 47권 3호 p.228 ~ 234
Jung Han-Byul, 이용직,
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 ( Jung Han-Byul ) - Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
이용직 ( Lee Yong-Jig ) - Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Abstract


Background: A patient’s overall condition sometimes does not allow for the complete removal of a dead eschar or injured slough in cases involving a pressure-injury skin lesion. This frequently occurs in clinical practice, particularly in bedridden and older patients receiving home care or intensive care. Even after debridement, it is also difficult to manage open exudative wounds in these patients. Nevertheless, when a mature or immature eschar is treated without proper debridement, liquefaction necrosis underneath the eschar or slough tends to reveal a large, open wound with infectious exudates. We hypothesized that if the presence of any bacteria under the eschar can be evaluated and the progression of the presumed infection of the subeschar can be halted or delayed without creating an open wound, the final wound can be small, shallow, and uninfected.

Methods: Using a punch instrument, we performed 34 viable subeschar tissue cultures with a secure junction between the eschar and the normal skin.

Results: The bacterial study had 29 positive results. Based on these results and the patient’s status, appropriate antibiotics could be selected and administered. The use of suitable antibiotics led to relatively shallow and small exposed wounds.

Conclusions: This procedure could be used to detect potentially pathogenic bacteria hidden under black or yellow eschars. Since subeschar infections are often accompanied by multidrug-resistant bacteria, the early detection of hidden infections and the use of appropriate antibiotics are expected to be helpful to patients.

키워드

Pressure ulcer; Anti-bacterial agents; Infection; Early diagnosis

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